By Katelynn Wilkinson
Podcasts are digital media files (most often audio, but they can be video as well), which are produced in a series. You can subscribe to a series of files, or podcast, by using a piece of software called a pod catcher. Once you subscribe, your podcatcher periodically checks to see if any new files have been published, and if so, automatically downloads them onto your computer or portable nmusic player for you to listen to or watch, whenever you wish.
How to create a podcast
- Step 1 - To record a podcast, you need to have a microphone that is compatible with your computer.
Step 2 - Once you have a microphone, you need to get software that allows you to record audio through that microphone and save it on your computer's hard drive.
Step 3 - Take some time to think about what you're going to say during your podcast. You can even write a script.
Step 4 - Turn on your microphone, start your audio software and begin recording. Save the file when you're done.
Step 5 - Upload your podcast file to your web host. If you plan to record a lot of podcasts or your blog gets a lot of traffic, you might want to create a new hosting account to hold your podcasts, so you don't reach your blog hosting bandwith limits too quickly.
Step 6 - Once you upload your podcast file to your hosting account, copy the podcast URL and keep that URL handy.
Step 8 - Using the URL you copied earlier for your uploaded podcast file, paste that information into your new blog post as new media or a new enclosure link, depending on the blogging application you use
Step 9 - Select the publish button in your blogging application to send your new blog post with your podcast link included live online.
Step 10 - Open your new live blog post and select your podcast link to ensure it's working correctly